You will enjoy Valentine's Day most if you are positive and proactive, do something that raises your self esteem, set yourself a goal and believe you can achieve it.
1) Keep abreast with new material for singles
Read How to get the man/woman you want by Katia Loisel-Furey & Paul Morris Segal www.entrenous.com.au/books
Read Article Ten Top Tips for Finding the Right Partner www.entrenous.com.au/articles
2) Feel Good on Valentine's Day
Most people feel good when they do something for others.
• Volunteer to assist Red Cross collect for the Fire Appeal.
• Give blood
• Collect clothes from all your friends for the Fire Appeal.
• Do you have a friend or relative in need? Offer assistance.
• Telephone the friends you may have neglected in the past year.
• Keep busy, do those chores you have put into the 'too hard basket' or the "i haven't got time basket'.
3) Set A Goal for Your Future Happiness
Sit down and list the qualities you want in the type of partner you would like to spend the rest of your life with. Start with the end in sight. Don't start with a picture of a person. Unless you are going to create a blow up doll or a ceramic model forget the person, concentrate on the type of relationship you would like to have with a partner. List all the core values that are important to you in a relationship – your 'long-term' needs.
Now imagine having a partner in your life. Instead of saying, "I wish I had a partner", say to yourself, "Won't it be great when we are sharing sunsets together."; "Won't it be great when we cook together"; "Won't it be great when we go here together". Start saying 'we' and bring your dream person into your life. Imagine making a space for that person in your life. Imagine the food you will cook and the music you will listen to. Bring that person into your life. How will you feel? This is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself this Valentine's Day.
4) Be productive: Don't labour the point, like getting all the girls together for a girl's or boy's night out. Instead be productive, have a party and ask everyone to bring a single person of the opposite sex. Either plan a party at home or book a restaurant to give yourself and your friends the opportunity to meet more people.
5) Learn something new:
Dancing classes, bridge lessons, tennis or fly-fishing or a 'cooking for two' class or go on a tour. Do a reading plan for all the books you want to read but never have time. Remember you CAN eat an elephant if you take one bite at a time.
For more articles on Valentine's Day see www.entrenous.com.au/articles
Rosalind Baker's professional commitment to "match making" is well into its second decade, although she has always possessed that innate ability to pair people off. She even introduced her ex-husband to his next wife!
Having established Entre Nous: Relationship Consultants & Educators in 1991 she has now lost count of the number of relationships the dating agency has helped to establish.
While there have been some "fly-by-night" introduction agencies over the past two decades in Melbourne, Entre Nous has stood the test of time.
This is due, in no small part, to the professionalism and passion of Rosalind Baker.
She has written three best sellers. The first, "Dial A Woman" offers advice to Australian men on how to choose the right partner and then maintain a successful relationship.
The obvious sequel, "Dial A Man" advised women on how to recognise and attract the man of their dreams. While writing her third book, "Dial a Personality", she realised she had discovered the successful formula for matching couples.
As a journalist Rosalind has written extensively on social affairs and women's issues and is a well-known social commentator on courtship.
Rosalind has been the delegate representing Australian and New Zealand at the International Institute of Introduction Services.
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